Stability or Disaster?
In Sweden where same-sex marriage (SSM) is legal family life is slowly dying.
We in the UK should be warned. But the central problem with the government’s proposals for SSM lies with their irrelevance - irrelevant to marriage itself, to those contemplating it, and by extension irrelevant to any children from a normal marriage union. (not to mention its irrelevance as a political issue for something like 98% of the British electorate as opposed to the tiny minority of "gay" activists)
Firstly, and as it has been pointed out, when the Attlee Government legislated to regulate marriage, “it simply presupposed that it could only ever be the union of one man and one woman. No one said anything, because it was so obvious.”
Secondly, as others have noted, the SSM proposals are essentially “deviations" away from all long held and universal understanding of marriage, for SSM focuses on the wrong people, in a wrong relationship, in a context that is wholly artificial. The whole ethos of marriage beginning with the process of friendship, to courtship, mutual engagement, to normal heterosexual marriage, and the gift of children, cannot by definition be extended to the artificial concept of a same sex couple. Thus on the basis of biological compatibility alone, it must be a lie! At best, the minute proportion of potential SSM "marriages", even within the "gay" community will be so small as to be statistically zilch. Why then this massive political, social, legal (and costly) revolution conferring special privileges for such a tiny minority?